Summit Brewing Company, St. Paul, MN

I stopped in at Summit Brewing Company in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Their Cranky Woodsman Nut Brown Ale is a really nice brown ale with rich flavors.  It has just a hint of smoky flavor.  Now, smoke is one of my personal least favorite flavors in beer, however, this is so subtle I really enjoyed it.  The Ratskeller is pretty sizeable and does also have an outdoor patio.  The food truck looked good but I had already eaten.

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Bald Man Brewing, Eagan, MN

I stopped in at Bald Man Brewing in Eagan, Minnesota.  The brewery is not too far from the Minneapolis airport.  Stopping in was the first thing I did upon leaving the airport.  For a Sunday afternoon there was a nice size group of people in the brewery, some were watching sports, all were enjoying good beer.  I tried the Spirit in the Sky Strawberry Rhubarb Ale.  This was refreshing and both tart and sweet.  I really liked the Tupelo Honey Brown Ale.  Sweet and malty and delicious.  I also felt compelled to purchase a t-shirt for a good friend who is bald, enjoys good beer and brews occasionally.

Bad Weather Brewing Company, Saint Paul, MN

I stopped in at Bad Weather Brewing Company in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  I enjoyed the Hitched white grapefruit IPA and the Pineapple Wheat.  Both had just enough fruit flavor to be interesting without being overpowering.  The IPA was clearly more bitter and the wheat was more mild.  Both wonderful beers and very drinkable.  The environment at the brewery was hip and full of energy when I stopped by.

 

Barrel Theory Beer Company, Saint Paul, MN

I stopped in at Barrel Theory Beer Company in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  I wound up trying four beers.  Robo Trippin is a tart cherry gose.  Agua Fresca is a tropical fruit Berliner which I found to be delicious. Java Oats is a coffee stout and K3yb04rdW4rr10r is a delicious chocolate milk stout.  I enjoyed all of these beers and the bartender was very  kind to offer one of the stouts on the house.